Summer days and nights entice us to spend more time outside and relax in our yards. There’s nothing better than running your hands through lush, green grass. Seeing a lawn full of pesky weeds, on the other hand, can really put a damper on your outdoor enjoyment.
With the summer days right around the corner, the lawn care professionals at Pure Green are back to talk about weeds. In our last blog post, we covered how you can identify and eliminate nutsedge.
In today’s blog post, we’ll be tackling the other common type of weeds Middle Tennessee homeowners see in their landscaping: broadleaf weeds.
Identifying Broadleaf Weeds
These weeds have a wide range of growing seasons and life cycles. While some sprout up year-round, others specifically grow and thrive in the spring, summer, fall, or winter.
If you type “Broadleaf Weeds” into Google, you’re going to see different kinds of results. There are dozens of weeds classified as broadleaf weeds, but they all have one thing in common: their leaves, which are (you guessed it!) broad. And they always stick out like a sore thumb.
A few of the most common types you might see in Middle Tennessee include:
Starting top left and going clockwise: clover, chickweed, plantain, dandelion.
The first step to controlling broadleaf weeds is identifying them. The better you understand the weeds, the better equipped you’ll be to get rid of them.
Take Control of Your Lawn
One of the best ways to keep weeds out of your lawn is to have strong, dense grass that makes it hard for weeds to survive. Here are a couple of tips that can help:
Be sure to mow your grass at the proper height for your grass type. It can be tempting to cut your grass as short as possible to avoid having to mow as often, but mowing too short can encourage weed growth.
Aerate your turf. Providing a healthy environment for your grass to thrive is key to keeping broadleaf weeds at bay. Aerating your lawn allows the soil to receive the right amount of air, water, and nutrients needed to strengthen your grass.
Fighting broadleaf weeds in your lawn can be a bit of a challenge. Depending on how much time and energy you want to put into maintaining your yard, it might be time to call some Nashville lawn care professionals to handle the job for you.
Protect Your Lawn with Pure Green
If you’re ready to hand off weed control for your lawn, Pure Green is here to help. We apply bio-nutrients directly to your turf at the beginning of the summer that’ll equip your lawn to deal with the summer heat. As the season continues, we’ll reapply the bio-nutrients and fertilizer to your turf, promoting growth and recovery from any seasonal damage and targeting unwanted weeds.
Our lawn care professionals can help take care of any invasive weeds we see. Ready to remove those eyesores from your lawn and get the Great Green Grass of your dreams? Request an instant quote from Pure Green today!